Lord's Cricket Ground unveils first phase of redevelopment

Lord's Cricket Ground has unveiled the first phase of its £200m redevelopment, the Warner Stand, which is scheduled to open in 2019.

The proposed new Warner Stand (CGI) at Lord's Cricket Ground, London
The proposed new Warner Stand (CGI) at Lord's Cricket Ground, London

The £21m Warner Stand is scheduled to open in time for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and will be the first phase of Lord's Cricket Ground's £200m redevelopment, which was announced in May.

The development incorporates two tiers of seating and a new, 135-cover, pitch-facing restaurant that will be the highlight, available for hire year-round, day and night, as a world-class event space.

The Warner Stand is the first phase of MCC’s Masterplan for the redevelopment of the 'home of cricket', with the eventual target being to completely redevelop both the Warner and Tavern & Allen Stands by the start of the 2019 season, a year which includes both an England v Australia Test Match and an ICC Cricket World Cup.
 
Nick Kenton, MCC Head of Sales, said: "The new Warner Stand will be a dramatic addition to the Lord’s meetings-and-events offer. Not only will the new stand ensure that match-day facilities for MCC Members and their guests are world-class, but a stunning new event space will provide an iconic location for use throughout the year."

MCC President Mike Gatting said: "The project team has proposed an excellent blend of pioneering architecture and practical facilities to provide Members and their friends with a wonderful place to watch cricket for many years to come.

"Lord’s may be the Home of Cricket and the place every cricketer wants to play, but it cannot stand still. This spectacular new stand will help to ensure that MCC stays ahead of the game in terms of the facilities and spectator experience that are provided at Lord’s."

Sustainable
The pioneering development is designed by Populous, architects of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, Emirates Stadium and the redevelopment and roof of the Centre Court at Wimbledon. It will incorporate sustainable features including solar panels, ground source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels for electricity generation, as well as an environmentally friendly system that collects and recycles water.

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